This music production video tutorial will teach you how to connect an outboard stereo compressor unit for use in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). We show you how to set up a studio outboard unit in Pro Tools, but rest assured this process applies to any DAW and audio interface with sufficient I/O.
In this article, I share a handful of my own experiences that led me to believe that Multi-instrumentalists make better Music Producers & Music Mixers. If you agree or disagree with me then please do share your thoughts in the comments below. This is a genuine question from a Music Producer to the Music Production Community.
Ever wondered how that David Bowie vocal sound was achieved in the recording of Heroes?
Learn how to recreate the Tony Visconti three microphone music production technique using just your DAW plug-ins
At a time when the financial side of the Music Industry wasn't plagued by internet piracy the Music Producer role had very specific music production duties that differ from the Music Producer role of today.
Let's say you have found an online session musician - These 3 pointers will help you get the best out of the service and experience.
Reflection filters offer an affordable alternative to expensive acoustic treatment products such as foam panels seen in many "acoustically treated" recording studios.
Improve your singing abilities and vocal recording skills in this singing tutorial video that covers 4 main areas in vocal performance and music production.
This tutorial video demonstrates how control surfaces help to speed up music mixing workflows.
There is no music producer secret for recording an electric guitar amp. Experimenting with microphones and microphone placement is the key for getting the right guitar tone in music production. This video tutorial demonstrates a variety of guitar tones that can be achieved with a small number of microphones placed around a guitar amp in a recording studio environment.
There is nothing quite like recording a real acoustic upright piano with microphones in a recording studio. Music producers often reach for piano software instruments for convenience. Virtual pianos never come close to the organic feel and natural tonality of a real acoustic piano being playing in a room.
Understanding how to properly record acoustic guitars with microphones is one of the most important skills used by music producers & recording studios. Many people cut corners when acoustic guitar recording by using the built in D.I. but by recording the guitar this way deprives the recording of the full character and tonality of the instrument.
There is an abundance of online music mixing articles out there. Many list an endless stream of tips & tricks in how to better one’s skills in music mixing. As good as these articles are they will not ultimately help anyone improve their skills in mixing as many inexperienced mixers don't even recognise they are making mistakes everyday in their mixing workflow.
Mix preparation advice for musicians mixing their own music. Preparing yourself and your mix sessions is a lot like cooking for your friends and family. You want the end result to be well presented, taste good and enjoyed by all.
Mix preparation tips for online music mixing services. Learn the fundamental methods in preparing and delivering your music to an online mix engineer.